[whatwg] Features for responsive Web design

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu May 17 21:07:18 PDT 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On May 16, 2012, at 9:39 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Matthew Wilcox <mail at matthewwilcox.com> wrote:
>>> Chalk me up as another making that mistake. Properties on elements
>>> usually describe a property of the element. Not a property of
>>> something else (like the viewport).
>> If it does indeed rely on a rendering issue (like the size of the
>> viewport), wouldn't it make more sense to make it a CSS feature? I
>> think that would be less confusing and follow better the established
>> separation of layout in html, styling(/rendering) in CSS.
> CSS can handle this fine for presentational images (such as CSS background images). But it's not obvious that it's the best way to influence selection of content images references from <img>. Content images are meaningful, not just stylistic, so their variants are meaningful too (even if the choice of variant is influenced by presentational issues).

Hmm... I'm not actually talking about having the images specified in CSS.
I don't actually have a suggestion for how that would look - it seems
the list of resources needs to be given in HTML, but the selection
between them should be done in CSS.

Not sure this helps ... but since we're brainstorming...


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